Early Schoen­berg and Brahms by TPO

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Thai­land Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra (TPO) will present works that Arnold Schoen­berg and Jo­hannes Brahms com­posed at the start of their ca­reers, when artis­tic vi­sion mixed with youth­ful vigour, dur­ing the “Pel­leas And Melisande” con­cert at Mahi­dol Univer­sity’s Prince Mahi­dol Hall, Salaya cam­pus, on Fri­day at 7pm and Satur­day at 4pm.

The reper­toire in­cludes Pi­ano Con­certo No.1, Op 15, writ­ten by Brahms when he was 25. He was also the soloist at the pre­miere of the piece. It was the Ger­man’s first ma­jor or­ches­tral work in which the pi­ano part is, by turn, med­i­ta­tive, rhap­sodic and im­pas­sioned.

Re­garded as one of the most ac­com­plished Thai pian­ists to­day, Poom Prom­machart will bring his unique blend of lyri­cal in­ten­sity and vir­tu­os­ity to this in­spired work.

The high­light of the pro­gramme will be Pel­leas Und Melisande, Op 5, a sym­phonic poem with beau­ti­ful and pow­er­ful or­ches­tra­tion and emo­tional con­tent Schoen­berg wrote at age 27. An ad­mirer of Mahler, Schoen­berg’s early works are re­plete with the ex­ploratory ro­man­ti­cism fea­tured here.

Re­turn­ing af­ter a long ab­sence to lead the or­ches­tra will be guest con­duc­tor Li­gia Ama­dio, one of the finest of her gen­er­a­tion. She is ac­claimed for her high artis­tic stan­dards, evoca­tive charisma and ex­pres­sive per­for­mances of over 20 years. With a pas­sion­ate and in­tense per­son­al­ity, she has been praised by ma­jor artists of our time for her en­er­getic, nat­u­ral stage-pres­ence and her ver­sa­tile tech­ni­cal dex­ter­ity. She has been in­vited to guest-con­duct many of the world’s finest or­ches­tras.

Tick­ets cost 400, 600, 800, 1,000 and 1,500 baht (half-price for chil­dren and stu­dents un­der 25). They can be purchased from tha­i­tick­et­ma­jor.com and PMH Box Of­fice at 02-849-6565/6 ext 6603/4 (on week­days) and ext 6624 and 6626 (from 5pm on Fri­days to 2pm on Satur­days).

Poom Prom­machart.

Li­gia Ama­dio.

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